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Focusing on continuous improvement
Author(s): Ord Elliott
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Paper Abstract

I expect that many of you have wrestled with the question of where to concentrate your improvement efforts, what areas to focus on? Continuous improvement and total quality are taking on broader meaning in the 90’s to include nearly every facet of organization performance. In the 80’s total quality was typically defined as conformance to high performance standards or specifications. In the 90’s high performance standards are necessary to compete but don’t necessarily provide sufficient competitive advantage. Today maintaining the competitive edge also requires increased speed of response, enhanced levels of innovation, and break through improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1604, 11th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56950
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Ord Elliott, Ord Elliot Enterprises (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1604:
11th Annual BACUS Symposium on Photomask Technology
Kevin C. McGinnis, Editor(s)

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